Did I mention that my British friends Dave and Sheila are on this cruise? Along with Siegfried and Illsa (ex-Germany now in San Jose). After having breakfast the last two mornings in the CL, I decided to follow the light and climb those four flights of stairs to the Diamond Lounge. And there is Dave along with others who I had met briefly during one of the evening cocktail hours. This is the early morning coffee get together. Coffee machine with decent cappuccinos (not the watered down version found on Deck 10), nice companions and floor to ceiling windows letting in tons of light.
It completely lets you ignore the rain outside…..
Then of course there is the evening cocktail hour at which I can watch people drink way too much. And wear enough perfume to flatten half the lounge. I have been on at least one cruise prior with that particular guilty party. I think she also fancies herself as the epitome of style. Personally, I am not so much for feathers stuck in hair, shells glued on evening bags before being sprayed with silver paint and boas. But remember, my sense of style is basically Jack Wolfskin, Columbia, and Keen Sandals.